We found 7 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Silver Spring, MD.

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Dr. Earl Dee-Rome Kidwell Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Dr. Kidwell is professionally affiliated with Howard University Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kidwell trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kidwell has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kidwell has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Rajpal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5824 Hubbard Drive
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Rajesh Rajpal's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rajpal focuses on glaucoma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Rajpal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Rajpal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Loeb is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. He is especially interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Loeb is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Loeb attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, YAG Laser Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Snyder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8630 Fenton Street; #608
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Joseph Snyder specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Snyder's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Snyder is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital (Silver Spring, MD). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4301 Conn Avenue Nw; Suite 125
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Washington, DC. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman's medical residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
831 University Boulevard E; Suite 11
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Duane Bryant practices pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Bryant is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shady Grove Medical Center and Maryland General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Kasper specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Kasper is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kasper accepts. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

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What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.
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